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TALES FROM EARTHSEA (2006)

TALES FROM EARTHSEA <span>(2006)</span> artwork

TALES FROM EARTHSEA (2006)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 116

Release dates 25/05/2014, 03/08/2007

BBFCInsight infrequent moderate violence, scary scenes

Genre(s) Animation

Director(s) Goro Miyazaki

Cast includes Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara, Yuko Tanaka, Jun Fubuki, Takashi Nato, Timothy Dalton (voice), Mariska Hargitay (voice), Willem Dafoe (voice)

Summary From Studio Ghibli, the team that brought us "Spirited Away" and "Howl's Moving Castle", comes "Tales From Earthsea", which marks the directorial debut of Goro Miyazaki, son of the legendary Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away"). Featuring the voices of Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe and Matt Levin. A ship is tossed by a raging sea and two dragons appear from the storm clouds, only to devour each other. This is seen to be a terrible omen that the very balance of the world is collapsing and sets Sparrowhawk (Timothy Dalton), a wizard, on his quest to find the source of the evil forces that are shaking the world.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/07/2007

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

TALES FROM EARTHSEA is an animated fantasy film, based on Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea novels. It tells the story of Young Arren who is fighting an inner darkness with the assistance of magician Sparrowhawk.

Violence

There are fights involving swords and daggers, in one case resulting in a hand being severed. There are also fights between dragons, with limited sight of blood.

Threat

There are some moderate scary moments, with characters seen in danger.

The film also contains a brief reference to a fictional drug, which is said to be dangerous, and an undetailed reference to the mistreatment of a child by slave traders.

Details

Also known as
TALES FOR EARTH SEA (JAPANESE SUBTITLED),GEDO SENKO,GEDO SENKI
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Optimum Releasing,Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
14/04/2014
Main language
Japanese
Other languages
English
BBFC reference
AZF239825

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